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New Drug May Help Prevent Leg Blood Clots, Study Finds

New Drug May Help Prevent Leg Blood Clots, Study Finds

Comstock/Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new Italian study finds that the new anti-clotting drug apixaban (Eliquis) may help prevent potentially fatal blood clots in patients with deep vein thrombosis, Health Day reports. People who suffer from…

Coated Aspirin May Lose Heart Benefits

Coated Aspirin May Lose Heart Benefits

Amazon(NEW YORK) — Coated aspirin may lose some of its cardiovascular benefits because it takes longer for the drug to dissolve into the bloodstream, a new study suggested.The study of 400 healthy volunteers was designed to uncover whether certain peo…

Breast Cancer Study: Extending Tamoxifen Use Saves Lives

Breast Cancer Study: Extending Tamoxifen Use Saves Lives

Comstock/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO) — In a study that many breast cancer experts say may change practice, researchers have reported that extending the use of the drug tamoxifen to 10 years — rather than the currently recommended five years — could save…

Degenerative Brain Disease Found in 34 Pro Football Players

Degenerative Brain Disease Found in 34 Pro Football Players

Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — On the heels of the latest NFL suicide, researchers announced Monday that 34 NFL players whose brain were studied suffered from CTE, a degenerative brain disease brought on by repeated hits to…

Older Women Who Get Steroid Injections for Back Pain May be at Greater Risk for Bone Loss, Study Says

Older Women Who Get Steroid Injections for Back Pain May be at Greater Risk for Bone Loss, Study Says

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A small study suggests that older women who get steroid injections in the spine to treat lower back pain may be at risk for bone loss in their hips, Health Day reports. Although anti-inflammatory steroid medications use…

Older Women Who Get Steroid Injections for Back Pain May be at Greater Risk for Bone Loss, Study Says

Older Women Who Get Steroid Injections for Back Pain May be at Greater Risk for Bone Loss, Study Says

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A small study suggests that older women who get steroid injections in the spine to treat lower back pain may be at risk for bone loss in their hips, Health Day reports. Although anti-inflammatory steroid medications use…

Obese Kids Enjoy Seeing Food Images More

Obese Kids Enjoy Seeing Food Images More

Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Obese children have greater activity in the pleasure centers of their brains while looking at food logos compared to healthy-weight children, according to the Journal of Pediatrics.Scientists studied ten obese childr…

Half of American Couches Could Be Toxic

Half of American Couches Could Be Toxic

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Next time you plop down on the sofa, you may be sitting on something toxic.  Researchers at Duke University say more than half of couches in American homes contain potentially harmful flame retardants linked to …

Mom Enrolls 7-Year-Old in Medical Marijuana Program

Mom Enrolls 7-Year-Old in Medical Marijuana Program

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When 7-year-old Mykayla Comstock was diagnosed with leukemia in July, it was less than three days before her mother filed Oregon medical marijuana paperwork so the child could take lime-flavored capsules filled with …

Doctors to Advise Teens on Emergency Contraception

Doctors to Advise Teens on Emergency Contraception

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) – Does your teen know about Plan B? If not, he or she may soon get acquainted with it. All pediatricians are now encouraged to advise adolescents about the use of emergency contraception, according to Monday&rsqu…

Medical Mystery: Body’s Own ‘Valium’ Leads to Extreme Sleepiness

Medical Mystery: Body’s Own ‘Valium’ Leads to Extreme Sleepiness

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In 2007, Anna Sumner — then 32 — had been battling chronic drowsiness for nearly a decade. What had manifested as bouts of sleepiness beginning in 1998 had gradually worsened over the years. “I would awaken at 5 o’clock…

CPSC Finds Laundry Packets Harmful to Children

CPSC Finds Laundry Packets Harmful to Children

ABC News(NEW YORK) – The Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC, has announced Tuesday that parents should beware of the chemicals in single laundry load packets, as they have been found harmful to children.Researchers have learned that in 2…

Nose Cell Transplant Reverses Paralysis in Dogs

Nose Cell Transplant Reverses Paralysis in Dogs

FogStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – Thanks to a team of researchers, the secret to reversing paralysis in dogs lies not under their noses, but rather, in them.Scientists at the Welcome Trust-MRC Stem Cell Institute have concluded that by taking dogs …

Younger Kids Have Harder Time in Classroom, Study Finds

Younger Kids Have Harder Time in Classroom, Study Finds

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – MedPage reports that a new study shows that the younger your child is in the classroom, the more difficult it may be for them to focus on schoolwork and learn how to behave properly.According to study author Helga…

Children in Poor Neighborhoods More Likely to be Obese, Study Says

Children in Poor Neighborhoods More Likely to be Obese, Study Says

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study indicates that children in poor neighborhoods are more likely to be obese than children in middle-class or wealthy neighborhoods, Health Day reports. Researchers compared over 17,500 5-year-old childre…

FDA Panel OKs Bird Flu Vaccine Stockpiling

FDA Panel OKs Bird Flu Vaccine Stockpiling

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A vaccine for the H5N1 avian flu, or bird flu, has been approved by a panel of experts to be stockpiled for emergency use in case of a pandemic.A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted 14-0 in favor…

New Study Finds Americans Drink Too Many Empty Calories

New Study Finds Americans Drink Too Many Empty Calories

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When it comes to empty calories, alcohol plays a large part for many Americans. A new CDC study finds alcoholic drinks make up about five per cent of the calories American adults consume.The study asked more than …

Scientists Discover Power of Oxytocin

Scientists Discover Power of Oxytocin

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BONN, Germany) — Many women have dreamed of a magic love potion to keep control of the straying and the wandering eye. Now scientists say they may have just found one.A study conducted at the University of Bonn in Germany had me…

Meningitis Outbreak: How Two Docs Helped Unravel a Medical Mystery

Meningitis Outbreak: How Two Docs Helped Unravel a Medical Mystery

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As she desperately worked to follow the trail of what would turn into a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak, Dr. Marion Kainer, an epidemiologist at the Tennessee Department of Health, found there was simply …

Man in Supposed Vegetative State Communicates

Man in Supposed Vegetative State Communicates

BBC(NEW YORK) — Scott Routley hasn’t spoken or even followed family members with his eyes since his car accident 12 years ago. But he managed to indicate to doctors this spring that he was not in pain.And he did it by imagining his playing tennis as r…

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